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Archive for August 30, 2013

Friday Feature: John Alden Carpenter

c. 1847 antique stroller, and inspiration for Carpenter's "Adventures in a Perambulator"

John Alden Carpenter’s musical education at Harvard was deeply rooted in 19th century European traditions. While in school he became thoroughly immersed in student life: he composed music for three “Hasty Pudding Shows,” a theatrical society at Harvard known for its burlesque cross-dressing